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Russell Means

November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012

We join those honoring Russell Means, a man who insisted on living as a free human being and who consistently worked—and fought—for the people.  As observed by Ward Churchill, “He gave pride to something that was systematically crushed.  To be Indian was not to be human.  He turned that around in a real fundamental way.”  

Russell Means struggled for all peoples to be free, from Pine Ridge to Palestine, from the Miskito of Nicaragua to the Dalits of India.  And, he emphasized, “When I fight for my people’s rights, when I stand up for our treaties, when I protest government lies and illegal seizures and unlawful acts, I defend all Americans, even the bigoted and misguided.” 

Click here for pictures and details of the honoring ceremony in Kyle, SD; here for background.   For more information see Read More

Oral Arguments, June 7, 2012:

Oral arguments to the Colorado Supreme Court took place before a packed courtroom on June 7, 2012.  At some point in the next few months, the Court will rule on whether the Regent of the University of Colorado have absolute immunity from suit, even when they deliberately violate the Constitution; whether state employees have a right to legally contest retaliatory investigations; and whether professors fired in violation of the Constitution have a right to a remedy.

In the meantime, Ward Churchill continues to speak and write.  Check out a new book edited by Pierre W. Orelus, "A Decolonizing Encounter:  Ward Churchill and Antonia Darder in Dialogue."

As described by Peter McLaren, Professor of Critical Studies in Education, "Darder and Churchill pull no punches.  Their brilliant analyses dismantle today's boneyard of political inertia among the liberal left to bring a new and powerful political agency to … Read More